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AQS QuiltWeek
In this video, Claudia Pfeil continues to describe her special exhibit, The Silk Road Tour, which appeared at two recent AQS QuiltWeeks. This week, you’ll see Part II – the progression of her quilting style to beautifully beaded, all-silk works of art, entitled “Using Silk in Your Quilts.” It’s 13 minutes long, so warm that...
When we read Judi Madsen’s December 3, 2013, Green Fairy Quilts blog, we couldn’t help but share it! The blog was written the day after her book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces (AQS Publishing) arrived at her home. She’s so excited. We are, too, Judi! Here’s Judi’s blog post: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 My Book Is Finally...
Have you made out your Christmas list? I know it always helps to drop a few hints here and there—or in some cases to make out a list. Here are some things you might want to add to your Christmas list or maybe get as gifts for your quilting friends: *An AQS membership—this is a...
Inspired by tiny charms and the alphabet, Janet Stone won the Moda Best Wall Quilt Award at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2013 with a wall quilt in a style that’s a modern take on a ‘sampler.’ The quilt, CHARM SCHOOL, now resides at The National Quilt Museum. Working with silk thread on a Janome...
What do appraisers do? Appraisers are expected to assign a value to a quilt determined by a variety of methods. These methods are based upon factual data gathered from consummated sales in the current market place. Quilt appraisals conducted by a certified appraiser have become more  important than ever. Appraising is subject to rules and regulations established by the...
Want to learn something new? There are many classes at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014 that will have you at the top of the class… Technology at its best: Mary Ellen Kranz will be teaching Photoshop Elements for Fabric Artists. If you have ever been afraid of the BIG Photoshop program, then this is...
Nov. 21, 2013, Paducah, Ky. – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, announced Paducah’s designation today along with Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan)...
Virginia A. Walton is the inventor of Creative Curves Rulers and is the author of several books about curves. Her specialties include easy sewing machine techniques, a no-pins curved piecing method in particular, and how to combine fabric to create the effect desired in a quilt. Her patterns and quilts have been published in a number of...
Cathy Wiggins, an award-winning quilter, author, and teacher, used her Fabric Paint by Number technique to create this Roses 44” x 44” quilt. Gorgeous shading is achieved with subtle fabric variations. Using fusible web and a fine-tip marker, you’ll simply “paint by number” with your fabrics using Cathy’s diagram. The technique is adaptable to many...
From the 54-40 African American Quilters Guild in Virginia to the Yuba-Sutter Valley Quilt Guild in California, the American Quilter’s Society website is home to a documentation of 1,176 quilt guilds! Click HERE to see them all. Is your guild on the list? If not, you can easily register (guild name, contact information, meeting information, and website) on...
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